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Best Reward Redemptions in Newfoundland and Labrador

There seems to be a demand for me to talk about some top air and hotel reward redemption using miles and points for specific places in Canada. I decided to start with Newfoundland and Labrador, as they seem to get very little attention when it comes to miles and points.

Airline

The main airport in Newfoundland and Labrador is the St. John’s International Airport (YYT). If you plan to get on frequent flyer miles, you are going to have very limit direct flight options. You will need to connect through some of the major airports in the surrounding area. Below are some of the reward options that you can consider:

  • Star Alliance (all Air Canada flights): Halifax, London–Heathrow, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Toronto–Pearson
  • VIPorter: Halifax
  • WestJet Rewards: Calgary, Dublin, Halifax, London–Gatwick, Orlando, Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Toronto–Pearson

As you can see, it is fairly slim pickings, as you can only get to Newfoundland and Labrador with rewards on Canadian based airlines. You can redeem your miles with another Star Alliance member on Air Canada flights, though watch out for those high taxes and fuel surcharges. It may even make more sense to purchase a ticket instead. I would love to see one of the 3 major U.S. airlines (American Airlines, Delta Air Lines or United Airlines) to operate out of YYT.

If I had to choose, I would actually say that WestJet Rewards is your best bet to fly into Newfoundland and Labrador using your hard earned rewards.

Hotel

Below are some of my top picks for hotel reward redemption options. However, if the points do not work out for you, then you can always pay for a hotel night, as they are generally reasonably priced during low season.

Conclusion

Today was a sample of what I can potentially cover. As you know, Canada is a fairly large country, so it would probably make more sense to focus on a specific region of the country.

I will write my next post based on the comments that I receive in this post. So let’s hear your suggestions!

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